The OGO Blog

What Is CISO as a Service for Credit Unions

Does your credit union lack the resources to hire or retain a full-time Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)? Are your current cyber experts overwhelmed by their responsibilities? Have you ever wondered what CISO as a service is? This post is for you!

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Will The Internet of Things (IoT) Affect Credit Unions?

Robbie Wright and John Szeglin, two Senior vCIOs at Ongoing Operations recently sat down to discuss an increasingly popular topic: The Internet of Things (IoT). This post dives into what exactly the Internet of Things is and how IoT impacts your Credit Union. It is exciting to see so many new and innovative technologies coming…

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How do I prepare my credit union for a DR test?

One of the questions we are often asked about disaster recovery is: How does Ongoing Operations prepare a credit union for a disaster recovery test? Normally, we find with credit unions that they are required by the NCUA to do disaster recovery tests. However, this requirement is normally rolled into everything else that your credit union is doing with DR, so your credit…

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Advantages of Managed Hosting

In this blog we will dive into the advantages of managed hosting. There are many advantages of having your production environment within Ongoing Operations’ managed environment rather than running it in-house at your Credit Union. Once you are running in the managed environment, if you ever need more resources for a server, or if you…

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Disaster Recovery Planning: How Should I Backup my Servers?

Ongoing Operations approaches disaster recovery in two main ways with regard to backup servers. The traditional way (as we call it) would be through our Rep V3 product, which is an agent-based backup solution that goes on any type of server, whether physical or virtual. This product will backup the file system and the system…

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What is a QBR and should a credit union require it from their strategic IT service providers?

Many clients ask for metrics and SLAs when it comes to their IT performance related to key vendors. One tool that can provide such insight is Ongoing Operations’ QBR (Quarterly Business Review) report. Whether in-house or hosted, IT departments need visibility into their infrastructure. This includes the following key areas: • Network / Telecom •…

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3 Things Smart CIO’s Check BEFORE Signing That Credit Union Managed Services Contract!

For many CIO’s – moving to a Credit Union managed services provider (MSP) for their critical technology infrastructure has become THE “go to” strategy for managing their increasingly complex infrastructures, regulations and threats.  There is no question that when it comes to efficiency and administrative overhead, a good MSP reationship can save your Credit Union BIG!   But because of the innate…

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